Tag: Tips

Nice Folks Finish First

The fall of Harvey Weinstein has illuminated some of the longstanding practices of sexual exploitation in Hollywood. People also mention how he and his brother were bullies, routinely yelling and...

/ 14th November 2017

Watch Eimear Noone speak about how you have to become your own role model to push boundaries

In a recent talk during Inspirefest in Dublin, Ireland, Irish composer and conductor Eimear Noone (World of Warcraft, Overwatch, founder of Conductrix) spoke about how pushing boundaries in a specific area, leaves...

/ 20th August 2017

Michael Maas about his trailer track Zion (featured in various international TV Spots)

A few days ago, Michael Maas uploaded his track Zion and told us more about the creation of the track that was featured in international TV Spots for Tarzan, Warehouse...

/ 20th August 2017

Watch Junkie XL take you behind his score for The Dark Tower

Over the past days, Tom Holkenborg / Junkie XL has published a series of videos where he takes you behind the scenes of the creation of his score for The...

/ 6th August 2017

Watch Geoff Zanelli give advice to aspiring composers

In a recent short video, Pirates 5 composer Geoff Zanelli talks about how as a little boy he thought music was something other people in other cities did. But that...

/ 16th February 2017
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Q&A with Planet Earth II composers Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe

Following our review of Jacob Shea’s and Jasha Klebe’s score for BBC’s Planet Earth II (main theme by Hans Zimmer) we were curious about the process behind the wonderful score and...

/ 15th February 2017
Don't be precious - Jeff Russo on starting out as a Screen Music Composer

“Don’t be precious” – Jeff Russo on starting out as a Screen Music Composer

At this year’s Soundtrack_Cologne 13 we were fortunate to sit down with composer Jeff Russo (Fargo, Manhattan, Legion) to hear more about his creative process. While an extensive article on his work...

/ 12th December 2016

“Pursue what you may not expect”: Tips for Screen Music Composers from Danny Jacob

In our recent interview with three-time Emmy nominated composer Danny Jacob, he mentioned a few tips to keep in mind as a screen music composer. Danny has a background as the...

/ 9th November 2016

Tips for young composers from Richard Jacques (James Bond 007: Blood Stone, Mass Effect)

When speaking with Multi-award winning, BAFTA and IVOR NOVELLO nominated composer Richard Jacques about his album ‘Heroville‘, he mentioned a few things to keep in mind when starting out in...

/ 19th October 2016

Tips for trailer music and screen music composers from Jeff Broadbent

In our recent two articles we shone a spotlight on composer Jeff Broadbent’s score for Ubisoft Blue Byte’s RTS Champions of Anteria as well as his creative process behind ‘Time Stands Still‘,...

/ 17th October 2016

Hans Zimmer’s Journey to the Line: Asymmetry and The Forbidden Cue

In pop music, most phrases come in groups of 2 or 4 which, in turn, are 4 or 8 bars in length. The utter predictability of this often lends a...

/ 16th April 2016

Tips for young composers from Tom Holkenborg a.k.a. Junkie XL (Mad Max, Black Mass, Batman v Superman)

In my interview with Tom Holkenborg a.k.a. Junkie XL about his score for Black Mass, he shared some experiences he made in the industry while making his way from being a producer...

/ 13th April 2016